Fortnite star Ninja says permanent bans for cheating shouldn't apply to 'content creators' like Jarvis

Ninja, one of the most popular Fortnite streamers in the world, has argued that cheating rules shouldn't be enforced on "content creators". 

But the broadcaster, real name Richard Blevins, says they should remain in effect for regular, "piece of shit" kids.

His comments come after the permanent banning of player Faze Jarvis for using aimbots during a live Fortnite broadcast and subsequently crying about it in an apology video.

Ninja discussed the issue in a recent stream of himself and some other men playing Fortnite.

"There's a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, who then gets banned from what makes him money, and some kid who is just a piece of shit who has zero followers, zero money from gaming and hacks," Ninja said in the footage. 

"You ban that kid and nothing happens to him. Nothing happens. Oh no! He can't cheat any more. You ban Jarvis - it's different."

Ninja appeared to become agitated when his companions suggested that he was arguing for "favouritism", and doubled down.

"A content creator cheating, whose entire life is about the game he's playing and then some random who has no YouTube channel, no Twitter account - he doesn't even care, he just cheats, he has to hack - you ban one, you ruin his life.

"You ban the other, he makes another account and keeps cheating."

Ninja agreed that Jarvis cheating "was incredibly stupid" and should be punished, but claimed "a permanent ban is just silly". 

He also compared it to another notorious stunt from an infamous content creator. 

"Logan Paul literally filmed someone hanging in a forest and his channel didn't get banned and he's been perfectly fine," Ninja said. 

"In that aspect, he was a YouTuber, a big one, and he didn't get banned. YouTube decided that he was big enough to not get banned."

YouTube's community guidelines and those of Fortnite creator Epic Games share some similarities, but are not the same.

Epic has yet to comment publicly on its banning of Faze Jarvis.